DERWENT HOUSE, on Camden Park Road,
Willett bought the entire estate in 1890 with the intention of
building on it all but the venture was not successful and he erected
only a small number of houses there and on Wilderness Road. The
remainder of the estate became the
Derwent House was erected in 1899. The design is inspired by the arts and crafts movement . It is of red brick in with a red clay tiled roof. It was designed by Ernest Newton and a ballroom was added in 1903 by Amos Faulkner (Willett's in-house architect). Faulkner also designed the detached motor house with carriage-wash canopy. Derwent is a Grade II listed building located within the Chislehurst Conservation Area.
Willett lived in a similar Newton house further along at 88 Camden Park Road. A blue plaque on that building commemorates Willett as the promoter of daylight saving time .
* ^ The Builder, May 17, 1890
Coordinates : 51°24′39″N 0°03′39″E / 51.4109°N 0.0607°E / 51.4109; 0.0607
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